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Install detection sensors overhead on existing signal mast heads when possible, instead of using in-ground sensors to reduce both initial costs and maintenance costs.The experience of Midtown in Motion project by NYC DOT with advanced signal control systems.
Use portable ITS equipment to monitor and control traffic flow at major signalized intersections located at entrance and exit points near planned special events.Experience from Dutchess County, New York using ITS for planned special events in a rural area.
Keep technical solutions open-ended in the early stages of an ITS research project, and follow a research oriented contract vehicle.Experience from the New York Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS) Implementation and Integration Project
Improve overall usefulness of a closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera by expanding the coverage, color-vision features, and operational availability of the camera. Monroe County, New York's experience in ITS camera deployment and system integration.
Prepare traveler information Web sites for high usage under emergency or disaster conditions.Experience from the nation's top traffic and transit information Web sites.
Integrate traveler information Web site development with existing systems and other organizations.The experience of several of the nation's top traffic and transit information Web site developers.
Enhance transit safety and security systems by integrating voice and data technologies and by leveraging video-based systems.Experience with emerging transit ITS technologies and trends.
Use a flexible approach and accepted techniques for project management.Maryland, New York, and Connecticut's experience with electronic toll collection and electronic screening.
Apply process re-engineering techniques to increase the likelihood of successful ITS deployment.Maryland, New York, and Connecticut's experience with electronic toll collection and electronic screening.
Develop a unified approach for a statewide intelligent transportation systems (ITS) deployment policy.A New Jersey Department of Transportation experience with ITS operations and maintenance in Transportation Operations Centers (TOCs).
Strengthen existing maintenance and repair capabilities at Transportation Operation Centers (TOCs).A New Jersey Department of Transportation experience with ITS operations and maintenance in Transportation Operations Centers (TOCs).
Link the funding of management and operations (M&O) strategies and ITS to regional transportation planning goals.An Albany, NY, metropolitan planning experience in funding allocation.
In preparation for managing transportation in catastrophic emergencies, identify agencies and their decision makers to interact with, and establish effective coordination with them to execute response.Experience nationwide with responding to catastrophic events
Ensure redundancy of critical components in transportation support systems to be used in case of an emergency.Experience nationwide with responding to catastrophic events
Ensure reliable and interoperable communication between transportation and public safety agencies and use ITS to promptly disseminate travel updates to the public during emergencies.Experience nationwide with responding to catastrophic events
Sustain ITS network operations and interagency communications during emergencies by ensuring provisions for alternate power supply and telecommunications services.Experience nationwide with responding to catastrophic events
Develop and rehearse an emergency response plan for managing catastrophes with minimum panic, disruption and loss.Experience nationwide with responding to catastrophic events
Consider using incentives to encourage the participation of private sector freight operators.The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's experience in developing the FIRST system and gaining participation from industry stakeholders in the system's operation.
Ensure having a management-level champion to facilitate recruitment of participants and retain operational staff.An experience of human resource challenges in the multi-agency deployment for the Electronic Intermodal Supply Chain Manifest Operational Test.
Foster cooperation among stakeholders when building institutional integration for ITS deployment.Nationwide experience with institutional integration for a Regional ITS Architecture.
Use a systems engineering approach for technical integration of ITS.Nationwide experience with ITS integration.
Use the National ITS Architecture's User Services and User Service Objectives to reduce the effort required for planning and streamline the process of developing a regional ITS vision.National experience developing regional ITS visions.
Include certain components to make the Regional ITS Strategic Plan useful in implementation.National experience developing Regional ITS Strategic Plans to guide implementation.
Create multi-modal ITS plans focusing on needs and update them frequently, balancing process and projects and considering communication and coordination while ensuring that adequate resources are dedicated to implementation.National experience with ITS strategic planning at the overview level.
Use the systems goal/objectives as the initial source of desired system functionality and then use concepts in the National ITS Architecture to develop appropriate ITS projects.National experience identifying desired ITS functionalities and developing projects to perform them.
Recognize that rapid technological advances are taking place in the ITS industry when selecting specific ITS technologies.National experience selecting specific ITS technologies for regional and rural application.
Identify regional needs from the bottom up and ensure that specific rural needs are not neglected in state/regional ITS strategic plans.National experience with performing regional inventories and defining needs for ITS strategic plans.
Take advantage of FHWA's investment in the National ITS Architecture, training, and technical assistance to minimize the effort required to develop a Regional ITS Architecture.National experience developing Regional ITS Architectures.
Make use of the National ITS Architecture's Market Packages and associate them with identified needs to streamline the decision-making process for regional ITS plans.National experience using Market Packages to create regional ITS plans.
Ensure adequate time and resources are available at the end of the creation of the Regional ITS Strategic Plan for ongoing stakeholder outreach.National experience gaining stakeholder acceptance of Regional ITS Strategic Plans.
Get stakeholders involved in the process to increase the chances for successfully implementing a Wireless Enhanced 9-1-1 system.Experience from the New York State Wireless Enhanced 9-1-1 Project
Be sure to identify and take into account features unique to each state when designing and deploying ITS technology projects across multiple states.Experience from technical integration of commercial vehicle safety and fitness data in the eastern United States.
Partner with neighboring agencies, either formally or informally, to address institutional challenges and benefit from cross-jurisdictional traffic signal coordination.The experience of five regions with cross-jurisdictional signal timing.
Use ITS Standards to achieve interchangeability and interoperability for Dynamic Message Signs.Experience of nine agencies using Dynamic Message Signs built to NTCIP specifications.
Use non-proprietary software for ITS projects to ensure compatibility with other ITS componentsExperience with the ITS integration effort in the Metropolitan Model Deployment Initiative (MMDI)
Integrate market research in the planning process for consumer-oriented projects.Experience in the deployment of a traveler information system for Interstate 95
Develop a regional ITS architecture with a common data server to facilitate ITS integration in a regionExperience with the ITS integration effort undertaken by the Metropolitan Model Deployment Initiative (MMDI)
Consider key elements of procurement and contracting when outsourcing telecommunications support services.Experiences from the Departments of Transportation (DOTS) of multiple states in selecting telecommunications options.
Consider procurement and contracting issues for leased versus owned ITS telecommunications systems.Experiences from the Departments of Transportation (DOTS) of multiple states in selecting telecommunications options.
Consider the implications of choosing a Competetive Access Provider (CAP) for telecommunications services.Experiences from the Departments of Transportation (DOTS) of multiple states in selecting telecommunications options.
Use appropriate procurement methods when contracting for operations for Transportation Management Centers (TMCs).Eight states' experiences with procurement methods for TMCs.
Use tested and effective traffic management systems for Transportation Management Centers (TMCs). Eight states' experiences with ITS Traffic Management Systems for TMCs.
Select and implement security measures for Transportation Management Center (TMC) based on location and internal operations.Eight states' experiences with security measures for TMCs.
Choose staff training and documentation methods to match individual Transportation Management Center (TMC) needs.Eight states' experiences with training and documentation methods for TMCs.
Consider using contractors for TMC maintenance support.Eight states' experiences with using contractors for TMCs.
Adopt staffing practices for successful Transportation Management Center (TMC) staff hiring and retention.Eight states' experiences with staffing practices for TMCs.
Select Transportation Management Center (TMC) design and location based on individual TMC needs and traffic realities.Eight states' experiences with design and location considerations for TMCs.
Address noise and disruptions to TMCs through effective anticipation and planning.Eight states' experience with noise and disruptions to TMCs.
Select map displays, computers, and software for transportation management centers (TMCs) that minimize cost and decrease complexity.Eight states' experiences with map displays, computers, and software for TMCs.
Develop written policies to address liability issues early.A national experience in assigning liability among project participants.
Address intellectual property rights issues early.A national experience in overcoming the assignment of intellectual property rights.
Develop written policies that delimit the use and distribution of data.A national experience with resolving the issues regarding the collection, distribution, and retention of transportation data.
Use the National ITS Architecture to streamline the development of an integrated framework for deploying effective and interoperable ITS.California, Colorado, Montana, New York and Washington’s experiences with using the National ITS Architecture.
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